I was so excited to read this book because let’s face it, the movie is a total chick flick. Two words: Meryl Streep. Even though I watched the movie before the novel (Gasp!) I loved all of the similarities of both the book and the film. “The Devil Wears Prada”, pokes fun at a recent college grad who lands a job with the devil of the fashion world, Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of Runway Magazine. Weighing in at a mere four hundred pages, this book is fast paced, and a great beach read. I admit it only took me three days to finish this fashionista novel.
Andrea, the narrator in the novel, picks up Miranda Priestly’s coffee from starbucks every morning, Which I took as inspiration for my “Devil Wears Prada” Cupcake. This Devil’s food cake is rich with hints of coffee and topped with Starbucks’ signature whipped cream twirl and green straw.
Devil's Coffee Food Cake topped with Whipped Cream Frosting
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Cocoa
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Instant Coffee (Or Espresso)
1/2 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Oil
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 Cup Boiling Water
1/4 Cup Water
1 teaspoon unflavored Gelatin
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips, melted
Preheat Oven to 350 Degree and prep cupcake tin
Sift dry ingredients together (Flour, Sugar, Cocoa, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Instant Coffee)
Mix wet ingredients together EXCEPT Water (Egg, Milk, Oil, Vanilla)
In bowl combine wet and dry ingredients until mixed.
Add Boiling water and mix. The batter will be runny.
Measure out batter into cupcake tins and bake 20-25 minutes until bounces back to touch
Bloom Gelatin in water and let soften for ten minutes.
Heat mixture in microwavable bowl, in microwave for three minutes to dissolve gelatin. Let stand ten minutes or until room temperature
With cold beaters, You can achieve this by placing your mixing bowl and beaters into the freezer for a few minutes, Beat the cream and while beaters are still mixing stream in gelatin. Beat until stiff peaks.
The Queen will wait for coffee no longer. – The Devil Wears Prada